Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

7.3.1648 (Tuesday 7 March 1648)

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7: When up, I praise god myself and wife indifferently well and cheerly. I was out a little this day, not having stirred out so much since I called the women in to my wife , I never had such a restraint before I thank god, neither had I ever less mind to go abroad; we had this day some calves head to dinner which I much desired and Mrs Mary Church procured me, who in all things had been as kind to, and tender of me and wife , as if she were our sister Lord do thou repay it into her bosom:

I find my going abroad, did add something to my rheum and cold, I was ill in my stomach at night as if I should have vomited, but yet I did not.